Jessica Cogar



I beat my wings in the moonlight—
bounce off cracked vinyl siding,
crash into brick walls.
I chew holes in the sleeves
of your mother’s favorite sweater.


While I am sleeping
you unfurl your tongue to drink from flowers
as yellow pollen stains your toes.
Wild children swinging nets capture you,
but always let you go.


Jessica Cogar is a junior at Ohio Northern University, pursing degrees in creative writing and literature.